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Poster: ringolevio Date: Mar 22, 2010 7:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Dead Tune?

LLRain is truly an abomination. Not worthy of the Grateful Dead. Schlock. Ick, turn it off, I might as well be listening to some Top 40 radio station.

Otherwise, for me, there are songs I'm somewhat indifferent to or not excited about, but none that I really feel are actually bad.

Funny how excited such a thread gets people.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 22, 2010 10:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Dead Tune?

FYI, Ring-le-O, if it isn't already obvious, LLR has been raked over the coals here many a time and it never gets old...I do have to ask, if bearded Bob was singing it, would it help?

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Mar 22, 2010 10:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Dead Tune?

Oh, I've already noticed that mere mention of that song generates 100 virulent replies in 15 minutes no matter how many times the topic is raised.

No, the beard wouldn't help :) Much as I love Bob, as soon as I hear the first notes of that song I am looking for the button to kill it. I don't think I've listened to that song all the way through even once. "Rain" is an anomaly. They were bound to screw up sometime, and that song is it.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Mar 22, 2010 10:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Dead Tune?

It was a no-brainer, everybody hates it.

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Poster: angular Date: Mar 23, 2010 3:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Dead Tune?

I actually like LLR

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Mar 23, 2010 6:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Dead Tune?

Just listening to 3/23/74 and a coupla guys are yelling "Let it Rain" after Scarlet . . . Probably our esteemed PM and his buddies.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 22, 2010 10:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Dead Tune?

I guess SYWife should tally em up; looks like (har, har) LLR is the winner by a long shot!

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Mar 22, 2010 12:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Dead Tune?

I think LLR is top choice because of it's longevity. I for instance hate Samba but never heard it so it simply does not come to mind, and the Brent tunes I just forget (what are the names of those songs again?). LLR however was played from '72 - '95 and seems like it was played at almost every show I was at from 79 - 89.

According to setlists.net we've got 413 performances of this masterpiece - the even pulled it out at the "dead" show I went to at Nassau last spring - this song haunts me (as, I imagine, it does many deadheads).

Lots of the other 'worst' contenders did not have the lifespan of LLR.

Now, what's up with that Dark Star tune?

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Mar 22, 2010 12:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Dead Tune?

I guess *somebody* must like it - evidently, Bob likes it ...

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Poster: stealyourwife Date: Mar 22, 2010 11:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Dead Tune?

Heheh, i'm still pretty new here and i wasn't trying to rekindle any old topics...nice to know I'm not the only one though.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Mar 22, 2010 7:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Dead Tune?

'Funny how excited such a thread gets people.'

Says the poster chiming in four times in five minutes...
:-)

Totally agree re LLR, by the way - toe-curling embarrassing if anyone walks in the room before you hit skip.

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Poster: spacedface Date: Mar 22, 2010 7:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Dead Tune?

Another Saturday Night. A pale imitation which signaled the end of a show.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Mar 22, 2010 7:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Dead Tune?

I'm guessing you mean One More Saturday Night, because they didn't (correct me if I'm wrong, please) cover any Cat Stevens tunes.

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Poster: buscameby Date: Mar 22, 2010 7:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Dead Tune?

I actually think Another Saturday is a Coasters song covered by Cat-lol.( but it could be another MoTown group)

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Mar 22, 2010 8:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Dead Tune?

Damn. I thought you were supposed to catch a bus, not be caught by one.


(Actually it was Sam Cooke.)

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Poster: buscameby Date: Mar 22, 2010 8:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Dead Tune?

rob

I actually got hit by a bus who ran a red light while walking across a street, thrown 30ft and walked away relatively unhurt.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Mar 22, 2010 8:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Dead Tune?

I've heard that tale. But I'd rather you were here to tell it to me twice than the alternative.

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Poster: truckin52073 Date: Mar 22, 2010 8:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Dead Tune?

Every time I hear Supplication>Lazy Lightening I want to stick ice picks in my ears. I've tried to "get it" and I just don't.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 22, 2010 9:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Dead Tune?

Ah! A close match for LLR! And I heard these two in person! Had forgotten...yuck...what is it with Bob and Barlow?

They could morph into the "Paul McCart post beatle meets the DEAD" for song writing and it was just not a pretty combination...

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Poster: utopian Date: Mar 22, 2010 9:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Dead Tune?

It's actually lazy > supplication
and the latter has immense room for tasty licks and lots o phil.
Lazy is a little cheesy, I can acknowledge

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 22, 2010 10:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Dead Tune?

I don't recall it while going, BUT have heard a number of folks mention this aspect (that the playing could be good on these tunes, or one at least, whatever the order was).

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Mar 22, 2010 11:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Dead Tune?

I just think it's really funny, threads about what songs we DON'T like get so long so quickly, you'd think we don't actually like this band much.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 22, 2010 11:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Dead Tune?

I think it proves that we are in fact an objective, critical, and highly thoughtful bunch that do not simply put flowers in our ears, ingest or smoke anything handed to us (unless we've done the research), and twirl about to any ol tune that blasts out of the street speakers while dis-robing to boot!

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Mar 22, 2010 12:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Dead Tune?

Agreed.

Also, I think that most of us have more than one or two unflattering thoughts about the band/music, but are often reticent to share those thoughts for fear backlash. When someone starts a thread asking us to share those thoughts, and we see other folks doing so, it's like opening up a flood gate. For example, it has recently been discussed here just how many of us find Terrapin rather self-indulgent and boring. Expressing negative opinions and then backing those up with concrete reasons only mean that we are paying attention to the music and not just accepting anything the band/Jerry produced as beyond reproach. I rather think that Jerry would prefer a well-informed critic over a mindless lemming anyday.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 22, 2010 12:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Dead Tune?

Did I ever get it for going at with the Terrapin guy...then, it turned out, everyone was "for" me...I was pleasantly surprised, but it was scary there for a while...maybe you guys were just seeing how long I'd last without any help? Then Rob came in, both guns blazing, and I dozed off again...

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Poster: high flow Date: Mar 22, 2010 2:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Dead Tune?

I saw Terrapin live in 89 and it was pretty damn good. However, it's not something I seek out when listening to the historic recordings.

And yes, I think we can all point to songs or performances that make us wince.

Like La Bamba 1987-9-18. I like the set, but Jerr belting out Spanish lyrics was not pretty.

Tawk amongst yourselves....

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Mar 22, 2010 3:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Dead Tune?

I like that Jerry gave the Spanish a go. Yes he butchered the first set of lyrics but he did okay on the "yo no soy marinero" lyrics and the crowd acknowledged it. Much easier listening to him butcher lyrics in Spanish than what he (and Bob) did to lyrics in English on many occasions.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 22, 2010 10:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Redemption!?

What a thread! Cool, SYWife...

And, it looks like quite a few fessed up to the "lyrics as romantic fodder routine", so I feel much better now...even our own esteemed CMiller...

Thanks one and all, and you too STW.

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Poster: stealyourwife Date: Mar 23, 2010 9:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Redemption!?

Never hurts to ask.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 22, 2010 3:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Dead Tune?

I saw it a couple of times I think, but would have to look it up...since I was going all the time in 77 and 78, assume so, right?

EDIT: whoops, just realized I saw it 8 times...jeezzz.

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Poster: cush212 Date: Mar 22, 2010 2:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Dead Tune?

Well Mr. PM... You certainly just took ALL the fun out of it!!!!!!

;)

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 22, 2010 2:40pm
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You, kind sir, may twirl and ingest at will; you've paid your dues...I just want the youngsters to understand we don't condone just going around willy nilly or they might get in trouble and say "but the ol guys at the Forum said..."

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Poster: cush212 Date: Mar 22, 2010 2:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Dead Tune?

"but the ol guys at the Forum said..." Cush sez it's OK!!!

Edit note: No need to ingest anymore, got plenty of residual traveling with/in me...

:)

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Mar 22, 2010 12:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Dead Tune?

I think - and I *have* thought about this :) - that it's a sign of how much we love them ...

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Poster: Ole Uncle John Date: Mar 22, 2010 12:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Dead Tune?

Women are Smarter

Hand down, no contest

Absolutely sucky song.

I agree with the sentiment, and it's born out by the fact that no woman wrote this sucky song.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Mar 22, 2010 12:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Dead Tune?

Of the female persuasion here, and I like that song. The lyrics aren't brilliant or anything, but it's snappy.

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Mar 22, 2010 3:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Dead Tune?

Isn't it the same tune as Aiko Aiko? Always sounded that way to me.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Mar 22, 2010 5:57pm
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Hm, maybe it is, never thought about that before. It's not one I feel strongly about; it's just snappy and fun.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Mar 22, 2010 6:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Dead Tune?

Nahhh, you ultra maroon, Aiko uses the chords of A and D whereas Women uses D and A.

:-)

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Mar 22, 2010 6:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Dead Tune?

not sleeping tonight? Does my family's arrival in your home country have you that troubled? If this is the case then indeed I am the only ultra maroon in this conversation.

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Poster: spacedface Date: Mar 22, 2010 8:10am
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Yes I meant Yet another Saturday Night. It always seemed like predictable punishment for having a day job.

On that last bus WOW, never let 'em tell ya that they're all the same.

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Mar 22, 2010 7:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Dead Tune?

Can John P Barlow and Bob ever live this down?

"Looks Like Rain"
Words by John Perry Barlow
Barlow has posted his lyrics
Copyright Ice Nine Publishing; used by permission.

I woke today...
And felt your side of bed
The covers were still warm where you'd been layin'.
You were gone...
My heart was filled with dread.
You might not be sleepin' here again

[Chorus:]
It's alright, 'cause I love you.
And that's not gonna change.
Run me round, make me hurt again and again.
But I'll still sing you love songs
Written in the letters of your name.
And brave the storm to come,
For it surely looks like rain.

Did you ever waken to the sound
Of street cats makin' love
And guess from their cries
You were listenin' to a fight?
Well, you know...
Hate's just the last thing they're thinkin' of.
They're only trying to make it through the night.

[Chorus:]

I only want to hold you.
I don't want to tie you down.
Or fence you in the lines
I might have drawn.
It's just that I've gotten used to
Havin' you around.
My landscape would be empty
If you were gone.

[Rain, rain, go away...]

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Poster: utopian Date: Mar 22, 2010 8:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Dead Tune?

LL rain- haha, reading those lyrics!!!
soooooo sappy. I happen to like the
1-13-80 version

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Mar 22, 2010 8:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Dead Tune?

i dont know if even Adam Lambert could write lyrics that bad.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 22, 2010 8:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Dead Tune?

I'd like to know just who sorted out what goes on in the mind of a cat, and whether it can be said with confidence, that they just want to make it thru the night...maybe they prefer the night to day? Maybe they'd just as soon the Sun never came up? Maybe they are actually fighting, and maybe the gal cat is just as unhappy about it as she sounds (FYI, 99% of the time, it IS a cat fight...don't ask how I know this...cats, feral, are a huge biological problem).

Just one example of what's wrong with these lyrics...

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Mar 22, 2010 8:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Dead Tune?

I seem to recall bashing those lyrics once and someone here posted that they weren't really about cats but about Pig and Janis and the, umm, sounds they would make. Not sure that helps. Pretty sure it doesn't.

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Mar 22, 2010 9:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Dead Tune?

I think that makes it worse

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Mar 22, 2010 9:05am
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Here was the post that this was discussed.

http://www.archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=264340

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Poster: stealyourwife Date: Mar 22, 2010 9:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Dead Tune?

The female cat doesnt give it up unless the males bites the back of her neck and basicaly "rapes" her...so yeah, those lyrics are FAIL.

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Poster: high flow Date: Mar 22, 2010 10:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Dead Tune?

I have a buddy(honestly, it wasn't me.) who played LLR for a high school girlfriend. She dumped him and mentioned the sappy song in her parting shots..........poor kid, he was whipped. He thought LLR would make her heart go thump, but it scared her away.

Any love song that can chase off a high school girl is surely off the cheesy-charts.

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Poster: mcglone Date: Mar 22, 2010 2:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Dead Tune?

flow!

nothing and i mean nothing touches this ladies love cool james flaming fondue...

"I Need Love"

When I'm alone in my room sometimes I stare at the wall
and in the back of my mind I hear my conscience call
Telling me I need a girl who's as sweet as a dove
for the first time in my life, I see I need love
There I was giggling about the games
that I had played with many hearts, and I'm not saying no names
Then the thought occured, tear drops made my eyes burn
as I said to myself look what you've done to her
I can feel it inside, I can't explain how it feels
all I know is that I'll never dish another raw deal
Playing make believe pretending that I'm true
holding in my laugh as I say that I love you
Saying amor kissing you on the ear
whispering I love you and I'll always be here
Although I often reminsce I can't believe that I found
a desire for true love floating around
Inside my soul because my soul is cold
one half of me deserves to be this way till I'm old
But the other half needs affection and joy
and the warmth that is created by a girl and a boy
I need love
I need love

Romance sheer delight how sweet
I gotta find me a girl to make my life complete
You can scratch my back, we'll get cozy and huddle
I'll lay down my jacket so you can walk over a puddle
I'll give you a rose, pull out your chair before we eat
kiss you on the cheek and say ooh girl you're so sweet
It's deja vu whenever I'm with you
I could go on forever telling you what I do
But where you at you're neither here or there
I swear I can't find you anywhere
Damn sure you ain't in my closet, or under my rug
this love search is really making me bug
And if you know who you are why don't you make yourself seen
take the chance with my love and you'll find out what I mean
Fantasy's can run but they can't hide
and when I find you I'm gon' pour all my love inside
I need love
I need love

I wanna kiss you hold you never scold you just love you
suck on you neck, caress you and rub you
Grind moan and never be alone
if you're not standing next to me you're on the phone
Can't you hear it in my voice, I need love bad
I've got money but love's something I've never had
I need your ruby red lips sweet face and all
I love you more than a man who's 10 feet tall
I'd watch the sunrise in your eyes
we're so in love when we hug we become paralyzed
Our bodies explode in ecstasy unreal
you're as soft as a pillow and I'm as hard as steel
It's like a dream land, I can't lie I never been there
maybe this is an experience that me and you can share
Clean and unsoiled yet sweaty and wet
I swear to you this is something that I'll never forget
I need love
I need love

See what I mean I've changed I'm no longer
a play boy on the run I need something that's stronger
Friendship, trust honor respect admiration
this whole experience has been such a revelation
It's taught me love and how to be a real man
to always be considerate and do all I can
Protect you you're my lady and you mean so much
my body tingles all over from the slightest touch
Of your hand and understand I'll be frozen in time
till we meet face to face and you tell me you're mine
If I find you girl I swear I'll be a good man
I'm not gonna leave it in destiny's hands
I can't sit and wait for my princess to arrive
I gotta struggle and fight to keep my dream alive
I'll search the whole world for that special girl
when I finally find you watch our love unfurl
I need love
I need love

Girl, listen to me
When I be sittin in my room all alone, staring at the wall
fantasies, they go through my mind
And I've come to realize that I need true love
and if you wanna give it to me girl make yourself seen
I'll be waiting
I love you

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Poster: high flow Date: Mar 23, 2010 7:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Dead Tune?

McGlone!

Yep, I need love. LL melting hearts. Nice call my man!

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Mar 22, 2010 11:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Dead Tune?

I have yet to meet a female who responds well to any song that includes a reference to humping cats.



Note: Edit solely to correct spelling. I tend to be anal that way.
No, Dire, not in THAT way. Sorry.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Mar 22, 2010 11:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Dead Tune?

Thankfully, she had a great sense of humor and still remains a good friend (as does her husband):

A tape with this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SH2ShNpCEOs

Into this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1Y7rEiJ9kE

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Mar 22, 2010 11:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Dead Tune?

LOL. Yeah, now that you mention it ...
No wonder whoever she was got out of the bed and won't be back.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 22, 2010 11:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: OK, admit it: who's written down the lyrics for a girl (or boy)?

Oh that's good! That's good...is this the time to admit it? I bet Rob always wrote his own, but I'll fess up: Like most mere mortals in HS, I did it many times! Not to imply I was really successful or anything, but I did send "lyrics" often...

SMags: mult times...(one girl even said to the other "oh...he sent you those TOO!? yeah...he's getting serious then")

Cassad: once or twice...and, though I expected her to start talking ("...words be yours...") she didn't...end of story.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Mar 22, 2010 12:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: OK, admit it: who's written down the lyrics for a girl (or boy)?

maybe the problem there was the reference to her head being all empty? just sayin'.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 22, 2010 12:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: OK, admit it: who's written down the lyrics for a girl (or boy)?

How about Cowgirl in the sand? That one worked wonders...do you really think it is a guy thing?

Come to think of it, I was rarely reciprocated (ie, with another tune), but to be honest, at least with the ones that mattered, the SugMags thing worked out very well, at least from what they told me...they viewed it as "sweet" and sorta "intelligent" even if simply stolen (recall we had to lift the needle off the record repeatedly to get the words back then...). Cowgirl was the best though...maybe cause we all liked NY then?

But, I will admit, looking back 35 yrs, it seems kinda pathetic...

So, this wouldn't have done ANYTHING for you in HS:

Hello cowgirl in the sand
Is this place at your command
Can I stay here for a while
Can I see your sweet sweet smile
Old enough now to change your name
When so many love you is it the same?
It's the woman in you that makes you want to play this game.

Hello ruby in the dust
Has your band begun to rust
After all the sin we've had
I was hopin' that we'd turn bad
Old enough now to change your name
When so many love you is it the same
It's the woman in you that makes you want to play this game.

Hello woman of my dreams
This is not the way it seems
Purple words on a grey background
To be a woman and to be turned down
Old enough now to change your name
When so many love you is it the same
It's the woman in you that makes you want to play this game.

Remember, you're reading it in the hand writing of the guy that noticed you in advanced composition...he's got long hair, plays basketball...wears DEAD shirts. Doesn't smell.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Mar 22, 2010 1:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: OK, admit it: who's written down the lyrics for a girl (or boy)?

LOL! Definitely a guy thing. I just don't think it would occur to girls to reciprocate song lyrics. Maybe a difference in the era too - I think you are a bit older than me (sorry)- I remember cringing over that particular song and at the time, would not have been well romanced with songs implying I was empty headed or playing games to change my name etc. When I *did* get married I did change my name so I know this is not making a lot of sense, but :)

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 22, 2010 1:36pm
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I think I am a LOT older...this was early 70s...maybe it really was just era related; I'll ask my kids.

Amazingly, just did: at least for my kids and their friends, THEY do it all the time...now, I know you're saying "well, of course, consider the source...!" but recall, my kids rejected 90% of what they heard from me. Oh, I can add, til RIGHT now, they didn't know I ever did this!? Ah, another family bonding moment...

Interesting.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Mar 22, 2010 1:41pm
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Well, you're not *that* much older (hope I did not offend you), I was in high school in the mid-late '70's and things changed a lot in a few years there. When I was in high school the cool guys did not have long hair and certainly did not wear Dead shirts. College yes, high school no, but I went to a kind of hippy college, with people who weren't much like the people I'd gone to high school with.

As to not smelling? that's a good thing in any era.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 22, 2010 1:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: OK, admit it: who's written down the lyrics for a girl (or boy)?

Ha-well, I went to a catholic school where all trouble makers went...we wore what we wanted...and girls had uniforms (go fig), but, I still think they looked great. My wife included. AH, nostalgia.

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Poster: wineland Date: Mar 22, 2010 1:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: OK, admit it: who's written down the lyrics for a girl (or boy)?

I used to (and sometimes still do) sing lines from SugMags to my wife. Loose Lucy on the other hand might get me a black eye.

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Poster: CharlieMiller Date: Mar 22, 2010 8:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: OK, admit it: who's written down the lyrics for a girl (or boy)?

In 10th Grade (1980) I wrote down the lyrics to Feel Like A Stranger and gave it to a girl, telling her I wrote the song for her.

Yeah, it worked.

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Poster: bbbrew Date: Mar 22, 2010 9:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: OK, admit it: who's written down the lyrics for a girl (or boy)?

Similarly, when I was in 10th grade (1983) I wrote a love letter including the lyrics to Wonderful Tonight, changing blond hair to brown hair, and yes, it worked wonderfully.

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Poster: utopian Date: Mar 22, 2010 8:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: OK, admit it: who's written down the lyrics for a girl (or boy)?

I wrote out most of the lyrics to Stella blue on a card and gave it to a girl to get her back. It worked for another year and she was beyond the most beautiful girl I have ever had the pleasure.

Love that song

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Mar 22, 2010 12:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: OK, admit it: who's written down the lyrics for a girl (or boy)?

This is a "guy" thing to do - it would never have occurred to me to give song lyrics to a guy ...

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Poster: wineland Date: Mar 22, 2010 1:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Dead Tune?

I always felt the "street cats making love" line was off the cheeseometer scale. I mean really, all their lyrics are pretty good. Sometimes trippy like ChinaCat, othertimes tender, at times vengeful... but street cat whoopie is too much.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Mar 22, 2010 11:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Dead Tune?

I shudder to think what some of my high school/college girlfriends could produce from some of my mixed-tape efforts....

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 22, 2010 11:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Was I the only one?

Ah, I never tried the "mix tape" thing; High Fidelity, eh? That's classy, BD, real class...I used charcoal and a stone tablet of course.

Hey--damn you! Bears were one long shot I was hoping for...

But, is no one going to admit giving lyrics to a girl?

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Mar 22, 2010 12:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Was I the only one?

I never did the poem / lyric thing ever, nor did I ever mix a tape for a girl.

I repelled girls the old fashioned way, by simply being myself.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 22, 2010 12:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Was I the only one?

Hmmm--among my friends, I'd say at least a handful did it...and, we did it to each other in long ltrs (ie, guy to guy), in a completely unromantic way; but it was really for the girls...we did write a great deal then when separated...used to do the trick of using the same stamp (don't tell the post office) if it wasn't "canceled" properly, or using tape over the mark to see how many times we could use one (record was 21!).

That's not going change EVERYTHING around here, now, is it (me admitting this guy to guy thing)?

I am from CA, you know...

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Poster: cush212 Date: Mar 22, 2010 2:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Was I the only one?

Was there any extra (wink, wink, nod, nod) paper under the stamp???

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 22, 2010 2:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Was I the only one?

Hmmm--do you know how it worked best? Scotch tape under the stamp, then, on top too...peel off the top (that got "post marked") and the underneath helps you remove it and use again...

Is this like a big no-no, like SBD stealing or some such?

I was only 16 officer! "What seems to be the officer, problem?"

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Poster: cush212 Date: Mar 22, 2010 2:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Was I the only one?

No, nothing like that... Just a good way to share samples of LSD... Who cared if the postage stamp still worked!!!

:)

How's things in AZ? Is a good wildflower year? Gray and gloomy here today...

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Poster: high flow Date: Mar 22, 2010 2:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Was I the only one?

"That's MISTER OCCIFER PROBLEM to you son!!! Now hand over the lid, Sparky."

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Poster: cush212 Date: Mar 22, 2010 2:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Was I the only one?

Or was it, Mister Problem Occifer???

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 22, 2010 3:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Was I the only one?

Hey, so since your friend did it, did you take that as a bad sign, and avoid the lyric-->girl biz, or just never thought about it either? I am starting to get worried I really was doing it too much...

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Poster: high flow Date: Mar 22, 2010 3:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Was I the only one?

What, like Foreigner's Hot Blooded? Nope. Never did that.

REO Speedwagon's "Keep On Lovin' You" would have bombed just like LLR.

Sounds like Leo Sayer's, "All By Myself" may have been your theme. Sorry about that.

Of course LBo hit'em with, "She Blinded Me With Science->Star Wars Theme". So don't feel too badly.

Here's one that might have actually got you past the button-fly....

Side 1: The Lemon Song>The Lemon Song>The Lemon Song>The Lemon Song>The Lemon Song>The Lemon Song>The Lemon Song>The Lemon Song

Side 2: Let's Get It On>Let's Get It On>Let's Get It On>Let's Get It On>Let's Get It On>Let's Get It On>Let's Get It On

This post was modified by high flow on 2010-03-22 22:35:07

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Mar 22, 2010 6:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Was I the only one?

ergggghhhh. You must be from my era ... it was a bad, bad time, musically ...

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 22, 2010 3:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Was I the only one?

Oh, you mis-read me dear bball buddy...I was, ahem, "successful" (boy, does that sound bad, good, but smug, eh?), BUT am now worried they were feeling sorry for me or some such...

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Poster: high flow Date: Mar 22, 2010 3:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Was I the only one?

I, ahem, believe you.:)

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 22, 2010 4:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Was I the only one?

Thank gawd for that...wait a minute--you mean the "they were feeling sorry for me"? Or, "...was 'successful'..."?

Damn. Well, if I ever have to do it all over again, I am gonna go with some nifty limmericks by Rob instead...

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Mar 22, 2010 8:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Dead Tune?

I think that post constitutes an offence to public decency. I'll have to ask you to take it down and step away from the keyboard, sir. Step away, now...

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Mar 22, 2010 8:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Dead Tune?

hahahahah

I just tested my search skills and found a previous post by me concerning said lyrical abomination and the good music that sometimes goes with it:

http://www.archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=187999

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Poster: stealyourwife Date: Mar 22, 2010 12:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Dead Tune?

lol, i read the old thread:

"Whenever I seek a show I never say "Let me find a smokin' Looks like Rain"

my thoughts exactly

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